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Nasser Al-Attiyah kept his Dakar Rally title defense alive as he clawed back almost eight minutes in winning Saturday's seventh stage in Chile.

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Al-Attiyah consolidates Dakar lead as Sainz gets lostupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 16:29:00

Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah is in pole position to win his first Dakar Rally car title after moving more than 10 minutes clear of defending Carlos Sainz on Wednesday.

Sainz wins ninth stage to keep pressure on Dakar leader Al-Attiyahupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 07:05:00

Defending champion Carlos Sainz bounced back from two stage defeats to his title rival Nasser Al-Attiyah by winning the ninth leg of the Dakar Rally in Chile on Tuesday.

Al-Attiyah cuts Sainz's Dakar leadupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 15:48:00

Nasser Al-Attiyah kept Dakar Rally rival Carlos Sainz in his sights as he chopped the defending champion's lead in half in the seventh stage to Antofagasta in Chile on Sunday.

Two miners killed in Chile blastupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 21:07:00

Two miners were killed and a third was injured in a dynamite explosion at a copper and gold mine in Chile's Atacama Desert, not far from another mine where 33 miners were trapped for 69 days.

Chilean miner to keep working in minesupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 08:38:00

A relieved Chilean town welcomes home its rescued son, now a changed man. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

In Chile, poetry in bedrock and bloodupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 13:10:00

Since the rescue of 33 miners this week in Copiapó, Chile, the world has turned its attention to that distant southern-cone country, one known for its striking topography, its volcanoes and earthquakes -- including one that devastated the city of Concepción this year -- and its poetry.

All 33 Chilean miners could be home by Sundayupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 18:37:00

All 33 of the rescued miners in Chile may be released from the hospital over the weekend, with three awaiting release on Thursday, a hospital official said.

Miners in 'very good state of health'updated: Thu Oct 14 2010 18:37:00

Some of the rescued 33 miners in Chile may be released from the hospital Thursday afternoon, a hospital official said.

Tears fall as Chilean miners riseupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 21:54:00

Millions watch live as an operation to rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners plays out.

Support flows in from around the worldupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 21:54:00

The plight of the 33 Chilean miners that has caught the attention of much of the world has also attracted dozens of notes from well-wishers, some of which have been posted on the Ministry of Mining's website.

Messages for miners come from around the worldupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 21:42:00

The plight of the 33 Chilean miners that has caught the attention of much of the world has also attracted dozens of notes from well-wishers, some of which have been posted on the Ministry of Mining's website.

Scenes of joy, celebration as miners rescuedupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 21:39:00

Bundled up and gathered in front of giant screens, the families of the trapped miners and Chileans who live nearby watched as a cable attached to winch pulled and pulled from a hole in the Earth.

The crush of the spotlight awaits minersupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 20:51:00

As the rescue capsule brought each Chilean miner to the surface, they sprang from obscurity into the global spotlight -- a type of attention that they never sought.

People.com: Rescue Underway for 33 Trapped Chilean Minersupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 12:12:00

After 69 days, the workers are being brought to the surface one by one

How the rescue procedure worksupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 10:42:00

CNN's Chad Myers explains the danger the Chilean trapped miners face during the rescue process.

Wednesday is target for extraction of Chilean miners to beginupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 18:49:00

Rescue crews in Chile will begin at midnight Tuesday -- and perhaps even earlier -- to free the 33 miners trapped for more than two months nearly half a mile below ground, Chile's mining minister said Monday.

Final steps under way before mine rescueupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 03:34:00

Steel tubing has begun to be placed to reinforce the path that connects the 33 miners trapped in Chile to the surface, the final step before the extraction of the miners can begin, Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Sunday.

Rescue workers near their goal as Chile awaitsupdated: Sat Oct 09 2010 12:07:00

There may be light at the end of a nearly completed tunnel for the 33 men trapped since August 5 almost half a mile below ground, with rescuers expected to reach them within a day, Chile's mining minister said Friday afternoon.

Miners' families wait for rescueupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 06:59:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul talks with relatives of the trapped Chilean miners amid growing hope that they will be freed.

Rescuers expect to reach Chilean miners by Saturdayupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 06:59:00

Rescuers in Chile have just another 89 meters (292 feet) left to drill and are expected to break through into the area where 33 miners are trapped by Saturday, Chilean Mines Minister Laurence Golborne said Thursday.

Chilean hospital prepares for the arrival of 33 trapped minersupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 04:25:00

Military choppers are on standby to swoop into the heliport. Motorcycle police are on alert to escort a fleet of ambulances. And a throng of electric beds with crisp white sheets stand vacant and ready.

24 hours in a Chilean mineupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 04:25:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul examines 24 hours in the lives of the trapped Chilean miners.

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